Leaving Time is the 70th book I've read in my journey to 100, and a story that beautifully weaves the story of elephants into the mystery of a woman's disappearance.
Let me tell you something about this book. I have never seen a love affair played out so beautifully as this book.
The countdown is on for the release of Hope at the Crossroads, the 2nd book in the Hope series. The book is set to release on Sept. 5, which is only 7 short weeks away. Right now, beta readers are finishing with the book, and then it goes to the editor before it’s finally released … Continue reading Hope at the Crossroads, and writing my heart
he story of The Beauty in Darkness, the debut novel of Sonoma County author Leah Reise, starts with an awakening of sorts, and a wish for true death. Edrea stands at the gates of the Décret, a clan of vampires who are sure to tear her apart for arriving without invitation. This is exactly what … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story,’ by Leah Reise
I am a huge fan of Tim Farrington, having discovered The Monk Downstairs a few years ago, followed by The Monk Upstairs, and then concluding with every other book Farrington has ever written before re-reading the Monk books again (and maybe again). So when I found out he had written another book, I got it … Continue reading Book Crush: ‘The Lazarus Kid,’ by Tim Farrington
I’m not exactly crushing on The Sea of Tranquility, a novel by Katja Millay. However, I did enjoy reading it enough that I finished it in just a few days. And it’s a long book. Let’s start from the beginning. I did not like the beginning. In fact, I was incredibly irritated with the beginning. … Continue reading Book crush: The Sea of Tranquility
Sometimes a book is so good, you don't want it to end. And when it does, you go through a bit of a mourning period. This is a strange sentiment I'm feeling for a book titled Hell's Children, but it's where I'm at right now. The book starts out with Jack Ferris, a home-schooled kid … Continue reading Book crush: Hell’s Children
If your taste in fiction runs from literary to romance with a bit of adventure sprinkled in, I have a new book to recommend: A Place in the World by Cinda Crabbe MacKinnon. Here is the story line: When her Colombian husband deserts her on his family's coffee farm in a remote part of the … Continue reading Book love: A Place in the World
I spent the first half of the novel, “Vacation” by local author JC Miller, frustrated with the main characters. William Koval, the protagonist of the story, has a hard time speaking his mind and standing up for himself. Annie Logan, the woman he ends up falling for, has no trouble speaking her mind by either … Continue reading Book love: Vacation, by JC Miller
The very first scene of “The Sensory Deception,” a newly released science fiction novel by Petaluma author Ransom Stephens, drops the reader directly into an action sequence of war. In the first chapter, we are introduced to fire, death, and the hint of sexuality. In the next, we're in a dark cave of prisoners on … Continue reading Book Love: The Sensory Deception